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Useful cascade of windows

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015534D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for useful cascade of multiple windows. In accordance with this method of cascading windows, a user can easily select any windows even if the sizes of windows size are different.

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Useful cascade of windows

Disclosed is a method for useful cascade of multiple windows. In accordance with this method of cascading windows, a user can easily select any windows even if the sizes of windows size are different.

When cascading windows, this method arranges the position of each window not to overlap upper left portions of any other windows. The user can select any windows at anytime because the upper left portions of all windows are always displayed and can be clicked.

Traditional way of cascading windows are shown in Figure (A). Upper left portion of each window is linearly arranged, from upper left side to lower night side. In this case, if the user select a large window, it is not possible to select a small window behind it, as shown in Fig.(B).

arrangem ent base line

Selected window

(A ) G eneral cascade arrangem ent

selected w indow

 window behind selected w indow

(B ) Selected w indow hides other w indow

New cascading method arranges windows as shown in Fig.(C), in which windows are positioned linearly from upper right side to lower left side. In this case, the user can select any windows at any time without seeking for a hidden window, because upper left portions of all windows are always displayed as shown in Fig.(D)

arrangem ent base line

mouse

selected w indow

selected window

(C ) N ew cascade arrangem ent

(D ) Selected w indow hides no w indow

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